Through a public-private partnership with Atalo Holdings Inc., they are specifically addressing ways to combat seed shattering, which forces farmers growing for seed to harvest the crop before its fully mature and limits yields. They are also studying ways to breed hemp plants for a desirable sex, which is required by industry markets. Producers need male plants for optimal fiber production but female plants for seed and cannabidiol production. Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid used in food and dietary supplements marketed for consumer health and wellness benefits.
What is a 'Cannabis commodity"
The term ‘industrial hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part or derivative of such plant (including viable seeds), whether growing or not—
(A) no part of which has a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis;